The Rhodes Scholarships for India 2023-24 is an initiative of the Rhodes Trust in partnership with the second-century founder of McCall MacBain Foundation (NGO), John Mccall Macbain O.C. for Indian postgraduate applicants to the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom.
The scholarship is for young leaders of outstanding intellect and character who are motivated to engage with global challenges, committed to the service of others and show promise of becoming value-driven, principled leaders for the world’s future. The selected candidates will receive a fully-funded scholarship for full-time postgraduate study at the University of Oxford.
To be eligible, an applicant must:
1. be a citizen of India
2. be an Indian passport holder or equivalent proof of citizenship
3. Meet the following age criteria –
a. be aged 18-23 on 1st October 2023 (i.e. the applicants must have been born after 1 October
1999 and before 2 October 2005)
b. be under the age of 27 years on 1st October 2023 (i.e. have been born after 1 October
1996) and must also have completed the academic requirements for the first undergraduate degree on or after 1st October 2022
4. have completed an undergraduate degree (usually a
Bachelor’s) by July 2024
5. have an academic background and grade that meets or exceeds the specific entry requirements of the chosen course at the
University of Oxford
6. have undertaken formal study at an educational institution in India for a minimum of 4 of the last 10 years and have either:
a. have completed a school leaving exam (Class 10 and 12 or equivalent) at a school in India
b. be in the final year or have completed an undergraduate degree at a university in India
Note – For detailed information, kindly go through the ‘Scholarship Detail Document’.
The selected candidates will receive a fully-funded scholarship for full-time postgraduate study at the University of Oxford.
Note – A domestic travel allowance for candidates invited for the final interview will be paid by the Rhodes Trust if the interviews are held in person. International travel will not be reimbursed.
1. A head-and-shoulders colour photograph (jpg format)
2. Birth certificate or valid passport confirming that the applicant meets the age criterion
3. A list of four (minimum) to five (maximum) people (applicant’s referees) who are willing to submit references on applicant’s behalf
4. A valid passport or equivalent proof of citizenship such as a voter ID (with translation, if necessary), confirming that the applicant meets the citizenship criteria
5. A personal statement of no more than 750 words
6. An official transcript or marksheets from the college or university at which the applicant is studying, or have studied
7. Official transcripts or marksheets of Class 10 and 12 (or equivalent) school/junior college/pre-university college leaving board examinations
8. A full curriculum vitae (CV) including information about academic qualifications, prizes, scholarships, positions of leadership, employment positions, involvement in student, voluntary, community or political activities and any cultural, musical or sporting accomplishments [Note – This should not exceed two A4 (12pt font size) pages in length]